Godley cum Newton Green, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Godley cum Newton Green, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Godley cum Newton Green, Cheshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ashton Under Lyne
Registration District Ashton under Lyne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1847
Bishop's Transcripts: 1847
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Macclesfield
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GODLEY, is a township and a chapelry in Mottram parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the verge of the county, at a junction of railways; it is adjacent to Hyde, 3 miles SSE of Ashton-under-Lyne and has a station at the railway junction. The chapelry bears the name of Godley-cum-Newton-Green; and was constituted in 1847. Post town is Newton-Moor under Manchester.[1]

Godley cum Newton Green is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1847 from Mottram in Longendale Ancient Parish and Newton in Mottram Ecclesiastical Parish.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Godley cum Newton Green St John the Baptist parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Godley cum Newton Green St John the Baptist Parish (1847) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1847-1909
FS BT'S 1847-1867   NONE

Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P153/1/1-2, P153/2/1-7, P153/3/1-2.

Parish registers for Godley-cum-Newton Green, 1847-1948 Film
Baptisms, 1847-1909.
2186913 Items 5 - 6
Marriages, 1850-1948. Burials, 1850-Sep. 1902.
Burials, June 1902-1906.
2186938 Item 1

Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 95

Bishop's transcripts for Godley, 1847-1872 Film
Baptisms, 1847-1850, 1849-1867, marriages, 1850-1854, 1856-1860, burials, 1850-1872.
1647430 Item 2

Non-Conformists Churches[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)

Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]

  • Ashton under Lyne

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

See also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Godley on GENUKI 

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 5 March 2013